Is God’s name Jehovah?

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4 Responses to Is God’s name Jehovah?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Jewish dilemma: Is it sin of deleting the words of God י ה ו ה with Adonay or obscuring it for honoring it?

    Pronunciation of Jehovah (Yahweh, Yahwah, Yahuweh, et cetera) is numerous in the Tanach itself. It is because the older Hebrew text doesn’t yet have a jot or a mark for vowel. There were no vowel’s used in the ancient script, not even in the sacred alphabet (Tetragrammaton) of י ה ו ה .
    If God intended for the Hebrew alphabet to have vowels, He would have inspired the previous Jewish Prophets to write it so.

    Jesus says that even one jot of the written Tanach could not pass, but ironically in the Greek Bible itself there’s no more word Jehovah – but it is theorised that certain minor ancient script maintain Hebrew י ה ו ה in the writing – not even once.

    How can then Jehovah be truly the eternal name for God for Jews if the word Jehovah doesn’t even exist in the New Testament? However, the contraction of Jehovah’s name, that is Jah, is still found in the names of Jesus, Elijah, Zechariah, et cetera even though in the form of hellenised style.

    Not all word Yahweh or Yah is replaced by Adonay in Hebrew Masoretic text. For example, in some verses of Ps 68 where Jehovah is not replaced with Adonay:
    Psalms 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that Yah Elohim might dwell among them.
    Psalms 68:20 He that is our El is the El of salvation; and unto Yahweh Adonay belong the issues from death.
    Psalms 68:28 Bless ye Elohim in the congregations, even Yahweh, from the fountain of Israel.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Since not all word Yahweh or Yah is replaced by Adonay in Hebrew Masoretic text, what is the purpose of “partially” replacing it? And what rule? Apparently none of Rabbis could give a sufficient answer or explanation for it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Equivalent word for Jehovah in Greek is Autotheos.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Degrading or concealing the known name Jehovah to a generic word “Kurios” or “Adonay” is rather defacing His name as if His name brought some sort of unlucky omen, similar to “one whose name should not be uttered”.

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